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Author's Note

When I told friends I was writing about RoboRally, most shared my skepticism that a game where pieces move in minute measurements was going to be rollicking. But it was my computer programmer and engineer buddies who immediately produced boxes of the game or waxed lyrical about how satisfying it was to get your robot to touch the flag. I remained skeptical; as someone with startlingly bad spatial logic and an impatient streak when it comes to complicated rules, I assumed I was doomed. But those logical engineers and programmers didn't have to get through one turn with me before I was hooked. Don't concern yourself too much with skill; stop worrying, and learn to love the robot.

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